Sceattas sentence example

sceattas
  • Here the wergild of the ceorlisc class amounted to ioo shillings, each containing twenty silver coins (sceattas), as against zoo shillings of four (in Wessex five) silver coins, and was thus very much greater than the latter.
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  • It was, however, a variable unit, for the Kentish shilling contained twenty sceattas (pence), while the Mercian contained only four.
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  • In Northumbria a totally different monetary system prevailed, the unit being the terms, which contained three sceattas or pence.
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